This dreamy on-the-market midcentury mansion checks all the boxes for Shelter Island living.
The home is centrally located in the heart of Shelter Island with quick access to hot dining, retail and hospitality destinations such as The Pridwin, Shelter Island Country Club and SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill.
Nestled in the heart of Shelter Island rests a spacious, well-manicured beachside residence with a captivating history dating back to 1952. Known as the Snyder House, it was designed by renowned architect Bertrand Goldberg as the personal residence of John Snyder, the CEO of Pressed Steel Car Company, and was one of the earliest versions of a modular home built using railroad cars.
The man-made beach surrounding it drew visitors from the island and beyond and became a popular landing spot for amphibious airplanes. In 2002, its proprietors decided to revamp the space, adding a modern twist to the vintage style. The result is a sleek, 21st century abode that seamlessly blends midcentury design with contemporary comforts.
At the entrance, tall trees and windblown grasses greet residents and envelop them into the more than 6,000-square-foot oasis sprawled across 3 ½ acres. Inside, the living room boasts a striking centerpiece— a stone fireplace with eight flues and flagstone floors complemented by soaring mahogany-clad ceilings. Its dramatic backdrop contrasts the glass walls surrounding the home, which offer stunning views of West Neck Harbor and Long Island Sound. W ith every amenity imaginable, including six bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms and an eat-in kitchen with a large island and top-of-the-line appliances, the abode offers a chic fusion of comfort and sophistication, while serving as the ideal space to entertain guests.
Outside, the enchanting ambiance continues via a 74-foot-long heated saltwater gunite pool, a 410-foot man-made private beach and a 235-foot deep-water dock—a rarity. Between these enviable amenities, sprawling grounds and ample waterfront access, the property is a true gem. $13.95 million, 2 Charlie's Lane, Shelter Island, Nick Brown, Sotheby’s International Realty, East Hampton Brokerage, 646.824.9693, [email protected], sothebysrealty.com